In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
Thanks to: TeachMentorTexts and Unleashing Readers for the inspiration! Thanks to Jen and Kellee for the meme! I’m having a brief sharing week as I am presently hanging out somewhere in Asia… having a huge family adventure and hopefully enjoying many books… Prewriting many posts so that I can focus on new books, fun family adventures, and not be focused on the blog…
Still honestly traumatized by:
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina – Realistic Fiction, YA- 10th grade and up – This brilliant, upsetting, powerful book should be partnered with Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. It is one of those stories that brought me back to my middle school/high school days dealing with school bullies. How Piddy deals with the situation of a bully targeting her at school and home is quite a true to life example of how the victim feels guilt and tries to protect loved ones from hearing about the bullying. So grateful that this book won awards AND that I was able to get the eBook of it. Worth every minute of this capturing book. Couldn’t stop reading it! Goodreads Summary: “One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she’s done to piss her off. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn’t Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn’t kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. At first Piddy is more concerned with trying to find out more about the father she’s never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy’s life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away? In an all-too-realistic novel, Meg Medina portrays a sympathetic heroine who is forced to decide who she really is.”
Early Chapter Book:
Secret Ninja Spies – Champion Takedown by Alex Ko – Adventure/Suspense – Not my favorite series to read aloud, second book I’ve read to my son. Reading what HE wants to hear vs. what I want to read… which is what being a mom is about, right? I’ve been able to avoid Pokemon thus far! Well, this is an entertaining spy story with kids who are counted on in a secret spy society in Japan, this is great for those reluctant readers who just want a great action book with very clear good and evil characters. Completely realistic as well. Goodreads Summary: “Champion Takedown Josh and Jessica are thrilled to be in Japan for the Olympics – but disaster hits the Games when the Japanese athletes are struck down with a suspicious illness. The twins’ high-kicking granny and her team of ninja spies are desperate to investigate …but they’ve been thrown in jail for a crime they didn’t commit.”
Looking forward to sharing other book thoughts in the coming weeks… for now, having fun somewhere in Asia…
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